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Students & Staff Honored at February 2016 Board Meeting

2.16 BOE 2As we transition from the winter into the spring and final season of our 2015-16 school year, the Newton-Conover City Schools’ Board of Education recognized some outstanding students from Newton-Conover High School, the support of our community members, and a presentation from Dr. Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer.

To open our meeting, two outstanding N-CHS students, Addie Jo Welch and William Pitman, led our Board and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Thanks to these 2.16 BOE 1outstanding students for sharing their time with our Board and community members tonight!

Mrs. Phyllis Pegram, Principal of Conover School, brought two incredible staff members before the board.  Eileen Cangemi and Rebecca Schaeffer, both Teachers at Conover School, honored them for their support of the mission of Conover School.  Very special to them, 2.16 BOE 3these ladies reach out in whatever manner they can to connect students to community and resources to further their potential.  From administering the webpage, to leading district and community-wide fundraisers, these ladies truly go above and beyond.  Thank you for your dedication to our students!

Dr. Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer, shared a presentation with the board outlining the district’s plans for Summer School in 2016.  Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall, also congratulated Dr. Mullins on the successful defense of her dissertation to earn her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University on February 1st, 2016.  Congratulations, Dr. Mullins — we are proud of you!

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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